Cervelo R5

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eric01
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by eric01

Nope look at the pics on their website. still says bright

https://rseries.cervelo.com

click down to "comfort" then "tire clearance"
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53x12
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by 53x12

GT56 wrote:not sure, but it looks as if BBRight finally and rightfully got dropped..


Properly setup, BBRight is just fine. You need to have a shop that knows what they are doing, or you yourself need to know what you are doing.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

ichobi
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by ichobi

Heres my impression after 140km of riding and about 2000m elevation gain.

- Acceleration is amazing, typical of R series really. It feels stout and responsive. It climbs superbly.

Handling is very nice. Not twitchy but fast. Stable. Bb is 3mm lower and ht is 8mm lower. Trail has been increased. It's cliche to say but this frame just rails the descent. Our arena was Bergamo hills. Its one of the bike that i can feel i can descent with more speed but i couldnt. I fee the bike will handle speed just fine, i just dont have the balls. The confidence the bike provide you is reassuring. It feels less planted than the Dogma but more agile.

Comfort is just about what you expect from race bike. I feel Canyon Ultimate does a better job. Definitely more comfy with their basalt infused seatpost.

The new cervelo handlebar is very comfy. Its well thought out with support for lots of hand position. Very natural and offer a nice grip despite being aero shaped.

The test is limited by stock wheels and tires. Mavic Kayrium is ubet stiff but too narrow for my liking. The bike could feel a lot better with cotton casing tire.

Finish is okay. Not premium but passable. Graphic is safe but boring.

Overall impressive performance. One of the best descender and climber. Clean lines. Expensive.




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maquisard
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by maquisard

Why rightfully? BB30A is basically the same design, the design makes sense.

wingguy
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by wingguy

GT56 wrote:not sure, but it looks as if BBRight finally and rightfully got dropped..

What makes you say that?

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wingguy
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by wingguy

ichobi wrote: Bb is 3mm lower and ht is 8mm lower.

Geo chart pedantry - the stack is 8mm lower, therefore the HT is over a centimetre lower :wink:

ichobi
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by ichobi

If you guys wanna geek out about development, I have most of the important charts from the engineering slide up on my site. My site is in Thai language but the slides are in english. No other outlet put this up. Hope you enjoy. Also have some very nice photos of the bike too :)

http://www.duckingtiger.com/the-all-new ... -r-series/

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53x12
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by 53x12

Thanks ichobi for posting. Some nice charts there.

Looks like Cervelo incorrectly labeled this chart as they have two 2016 R3 listed. One at 820g and another at 1018g. My assumption is that the 820g = 2016 R5 weight. Impressive they were able to shave 100g off the R3 from 2016 to 2017. Nice bang for the buck.

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by ichobi

srry duplicated post.
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ichobi
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srry duplicated post.
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ichobi
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by ichobi

srry duplicated post.
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ichobi
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by ichobi

Here's ride review photos. 3G Warning: Massive gallery. http://www.duckingtiger.com/dt-first-ri ... 5-disc-r3/

http://www.duckingtiger.com/the-all-new ... -r-series/

Fun note: the camo 'wrapping' you saw the team used is an actual frame wrapping and not a paint. The wrapping itself costs more than the frame lol.


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GT56
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by GT56

eric01 wrote:Nope look at the pics on their website. still says bright

https://rseries.cervelo.com

click down to "comfort" then "tire clearance"


hadn't seen those yet, thanks for clarifying that

jeffy
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by jeffy

annoying they don't have geometry charts for either r3 or r5

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"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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